Well, I don’t think I’ve ever pre-blogged before, but I can barely focus because I am getting so excited to head to South America! Of course, I am also super overwhelmed as I have to finish work, pack, see my peeps, organize my gear, and do house stuff in about 30 hours, but I guess I do better when I have too much to do, so I’m sure I’ll figure it all out.
I’d have to say that in general, I try not to get excited cuz then I’m so much more likely to get let down, but my excitement is directed at the uknowns, so I think it’s okay 🙂 Here’s what I’m looking forward to most . . .
- 2 weeks with a rental car in Chile . . . basing out of Santiago, Lacy and I are going to ski what we can find and enjoy the random adventure that is navegating a foreign country in search of activity uncommon to most that live there . . . bring on the confusion and laughs! I am almost bursting at the seams in anticipation of speaking Spanish too – I miss it, and all the learning and challenge that goes with it . . .
- Then on to Antarctica! This year I am hoping the boat actually sails and SkiCruise happens! I’m also excited to reunite with friends with last year, and to have a few laughs with Adrienne (my travel buddy for the last week that I met last year in Ushuaia). If we make it down there, I think the skiing potential will be unreal, and I am excited to see what we’ll find! I’m also psyched to meet new folks on the boat . . . fundamentally, people who think it’s a good idea to go all the way to Antarctica to ski are the people I want to know!
- I get one day in Buenos Aires to hang out with one of my favorite people in this world who recently found me on Facebook! Sebastian worked at Las Lenas both summers I was down there, greeting me with a hug each morning and a smile each day after skiing . . . truly a joy! And we’re going to hang out in Palermo which is the super funky boutique-central place I loved last summer . . . !
- And then it’s on to the big unknown . . . 5 of us (one of whom I’ve actually met!) headed on a mission, but not sure if the conditions are going to be optimal. I’m apprehensive and engaged in suspension of disbelief like no other, but it’s so far away and so much happens between now and then that we’ll just have to cross that bridge when we get to it . . . cryptic? Maybe, but that’s the way it’s gotta be!
So, I guess this is sort of a boring post, but maybe I’ll go back and add some photos so it looks cool! Then again, it’s my blog, so I’m allowed to be boring if I want to! Ha! 🙂